Lights Out

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  1. MLB changes 2018?

    That Reds cap logo would be perfect in an alternate universe where the Wishbone C, the Tigers and the White Sox don't exist. It's not awful, just off-brand for the team.
  2. NBA Changes 2017-18

    "Cringe" is the first word that comes to mind for that Lakers uniform. I genuinely don't understand the continued fixation with Kobe over Kareem, or Wilt, or Magic, or Shaq. The media hype over Lonzo playing Black Mamba Dress-Up is already nauseating and it hasn't even started yet. I also don't get the space pattern on the Magic uniform. I know the Kennedy Space Center is just an hour away from Orlando, but nothing about the Magic's identity is space-themed. That pattern would make a lot more sense for the Rockets. I do like the Bulls', Wizards' and Pelicans' alternates, though.
  3. Lights Out's NCAA Football: ACC

    SEC East Georgia Georgia's look is based on their old basketball uniforms, which I greatly prefer to their current "Bulldog Bold" identity. Georgia happens to be a school that can pull off the Oregon-style mix-and-match approach while still being traditional - throughout their history, they've already worn silver and black helmets, black jerseys, and red and black pants. I worked all of those elements in together while also giving them some striping consistency. Florida The only change for Florida is consistent striping on the white helmets and orange jerseys. South Carolina The Gamecocks get a new look based around the striping from their 1983-88 helmets. Admittedly, this is a busy striping design, but it's a unique one that they can own - unlike their current two-tone stripes that are reminiscent of Ole Miss' pants. Kentucky UK's current uniforms are pretty good, but I wanted to bring them closer to their basketball uniforms. Missouri I'm not a huge fan of Mizzou's current identity. I think they had the right idea with the two-tone sleeve trim from their previous uniforms, but the piping and panels ruined it. I decided to focus on that element and base the uniform around it. Instead of using their current awkward custom font, I brought back one of their old wordmarks and used a number font that would match it. Tennessee Not much changes for the Vols. I decided to go with orange facemasks on the helmets because I liked the way it looked. I also gave them a brand new road alternate inspired by the road uniforms of the Condredge Holloway era. Instead of black outlines on the numbers, I decided to work in some of the powder blue typically used by the Lady Vols. Vanderbilt Vanderbilt gets a striping design based on the Commodore naval insignia.
  4. Lights Out's NCAA Football: ACC

    ACC Coastal Miami IMO, Miami is one of those schools that looks better in modern uniforms than classic ones. With that said, others feel differently. I thought Adidas had the right idea with their first uniform set for Miami in blending their classic look with modern elements, but the execution was poor. I took the general idea of the striping design there and toned it down so it's not as overbearing. I also finally made their striping consistent throughout the whole uniform, and I brought back their custom font. Georgia Tech The Jackets get a simple, classic look. Having two slightly different white jerseys seems to be their thing, so I rolled with it. I also gave them a gold alternate jersey because it looked nice. A sublimated honeycomb pattern in the stripes gives a slight nod to modernity. Virginia UVA's current uniforms are a boring, mismatched mess. I decided to give them a brand new look based on their current basketball uniforms. Virginia Tech Like UVA, VT also gets a basketball-inspired set. Their basketball program uses an interesting striping design, so I decided to apply it to the jerseys and pants here. I also decided to bring back their old quirk of contrasting TV numbers on the sleeves, because it was a distinctive element and uniquely VT. Pitt Royal blue and gold make their official comeback for Pitt, as this appears to be the direction their brand is headed in. Simple Northwestern stripes appear on the helmets, jersey collars and pants. Instead of their current custom font, which is kind of clunky, I elected to go with a rounded number font that pairs well with the Pitt Script. Duke Basing a Duke football concept on their basketball uniforms is admittedly clich├ęd at this point, but there's a reason everybody does it. Here's my take on the idea. North Carolina I really like UNC's current football uniforms, but I wanted to bring them more closely in line with their basketball uniforms, so here's my attempt to accomplish that.
  5. Lights Out's NCAA Football: ACC

    ACC Atlantic Clemson I decided to keep it relatively simple for Clemson, focusing on their nice color scheme and traditional stripes. The biggest changes are the use of their custom font, purple helmets to go with the purple jerseys and pants, and a Howard's Rock-themed alternate. NC State NC State has had a very boring uniform history. Their one uniform set in recent memory with any character to it was a blatant ripoff of the Atlanta Falcons. I decided to remove black from their regular home and away gear to differentiate them from Louisville and place their "wolf pack" alternate logo on the sleeves. I also decided to keep their "Black Howl" alternates, but tone them down considerably so they don't look like clownsuits anymore. Wake Forest I like Wake's current uniforms, but I figured the striping could be simplified a bit. I also switched to a number/NOB font that matches their logo. Boston College I reintroduced black trim to BC's uniforms in an effort to differentiate them from Florida State. I also ditched the contrasting sleeves, brought back normal pants stripes and made the striping more consistent across the uniform. I didn't think their current look needed any huge changes, just minor tweaks. Louisville I actually like the wing stripes on their current uniforms - it's the rare modern Adidas element done right. I added matching stripes to the helmets and pants, and that's about it. Florida State I like Florida State's uniforms a lot, so I didn't want to change much. I brought back white numbers on the garnet jerseys to differentiate them from BC and also because I just like the way it looks. I also replaced their BFBS alternates with a gold jersey, which would only ever be worn with the alternate garnet helmet and pants pictured here. Syracuse Syracuse's current football uniforms are a disaster, to say the least. Instead of trying to fix them, I elected to give them new uniforms that match their basketball uniforms. This will be a recurring theme for more of my concepts as we move into the Coastal Division.
  6. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    That helmet is definitely green.
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars rumored for new uniforms in 2018

    I actually like how the black numbers look on the teal jerseys. It further separates them from the Dolphins, too.
  8. NBA Changes 2017-18

    It's funny that they wore those against Philly, because they look like these:
  9. German Football Concepts: Gelsenkirchen Devils

    The Blackhawks are pretty good, but the hawk in the logo is way more yellow than black... doesn't seem to work with the team name. The Devils look fantastic. That striping design is brilliant.
  10. Jacksonville Jaguars Concept - Teal Pants!

    Looking at all the options here, I've come to the conclusion that teal pants would only look good with the black jerseys. There, they balance out the color distribution along with the teal sleeves on the jerseys. With the other two jerseys, the teal pants only serve to make that helmet stick out like a sore thumb. And anything that calls attention to that dumpster fire of a helmet is far from optimal.
  11. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Congrats on your work actually being worn by a major college program! I didn't like the helmet very much, but still a cool accomplishment.
  12. Other than those God-awful helmets, the Jags look great today.
  13. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Not a fan. It looks cheap and clashes with the rest of the uniform.
  14. 2018 Winter Olympics Hockey Uniforms

    Canada doesn't need any other color on their sweaters. They just need this design back:
  15. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    My guess, based on the rest of the uniform combo, is that the helmets will be white with orange decals instead of the usual blue decals.
  16. It's a nice combo. I've long said that the only times the Titans' uniforms look halfway decent are when the pants match the shoulder yoke. Even then, the uniforms suffer from inconsistent striping between the helmet and pants, the "yoga pants" look when they wear navy pants with the same navy socks, and red being completely absent outside of the logos. Still, though, their set looks nicer and more visually balanced this way: As far as I can tell, before this week, the only time they had ever worn navy jerseys with powder blue pants was against the Falcons a decade ago.
  17. Cleveland Browns re-do in the works for 2020?

    For me, the biggest flaw is those huge, overly-fussy sleeve stripes that were never going to translate to modern templates. It's the same issue I have with the Steelers' uniforms. Plus, they didn't even match back then - the sleeve stripes on the brown jerseys had extra outlines that weren't on the other jerseys' stripes. On top of that, they had two sets of white pants with different striping patterns. IMO, the closest the Browns have come to getting it right was just before they moved to Baltimore, when they dramatically reduced the sleeve stripes: Even then, there were still issues: the sleeve stripes on the white jerseys didn't match the pants stripes or the sleeve stripes on the brown jerseys. They also didn't have a set of orange or brown pants to complete the look. Still, it's probably the best look they've ever worn.
  18. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I'm convinced now that they've used easily-rippable materials on purpose, just to get headlines drawing attention to themselves every time the jerseys rip.
  19. Cleveland Browns re-do in the works for 2020?

    I personally love the "floating stripes" look. I always prefer consistent striping to inconsistent striping, and "floating stripes" are the epitome of that.
  20. Indiana Pacers New Uniforms, Alternate Logos

    Sadly, the Hickory games will be the only times this season that the Pacers won't be wearing ugly uniforms.
  21. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Well, I was way off. Whoops! I'll say this: it seems fitting that the Astros had to clinch their title under NL rules.
  22. MLB Changes 2017

    They should have worn the Tequila Sunrise uniforms to match the SI cover. That would have been badass, especially if they won. They wore them on the road for several years in the '70s.
  23. 2018 Winter Olympics Hockey Uniforms

    The design looks a lot better on the US than on Canada, IMO.
  24. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Until Nike starts pushing sleeved jerseys on every team, there is no equivalence between them and Adidas.
  25. Completely disagree. They'd just look like the Colts in green.